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The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

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Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Jusboro
    South Shields, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great location, prices and choice of entertainment
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th November 2016
    Large multistory underneath the square, with lift up to the theatre and restaurants. Great choice of places to eat and drink before the performance. Great choice of things to see: great comedians and... Read full review
  • Amethyst-2009
    Trip Type:
    Illegal Eagles 2016
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th November 2016
    Excellent show last Sunday night by one of our favourite groups. Comfortable seats, great view. Bar prices average for theatres. Only complaint I have as always--- something needs to be done about... Read full review
  • carolecrowgoldenoldi
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Midge Ure appearance
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th November 2016
    Nice theatre although could do with a little tlc.Seats are generously sized and comfortable and there was no sense of overcrowding although all seats seemed to be occupied.Acoustics were good and... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Infra red loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe bar for 75 people. Serving hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 500
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms

Access Information

Opening Times

2016 (2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday14:30 - 20:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.

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Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

The Gala Theatre - Al Murray Let’s Go Backwards TogetherPublican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

The Gala Theatre - Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of MucusUsing stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss.
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Gala Theatre - Funny Bones Comedy Club Our monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand - ups and new comedic talents ready to have you laughing your socks off!
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Sunday, 5th February 2017 - Sunday, 5th February 2017

Gala Theatre: The Pitmen PoetsEx-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England’s...
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Gala Theatre - The Tempest Presented by RSC LiveSimon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and...
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Friday, 16th December 2016 - Friday, 16th December 2016

Gala Theatre -The Suggestibles' Impro PantsoNo script. No score. No kids! Your suggestions inspire the crazy characters, ingenious songs, and all the twists and turns in this Christmas cracker of a show. Oh, yes they do! The legendary improv comedy troupe creates hilarious havoc in an off-the-cuff, off-the-wall festive fun-ride like no...
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Gala Theatre -The Elf's Christmas Wish Elf and Elfie are back in Durham this Christmas and getting into their usual muddle! This year they have moved to the Wrapping department and have to make sure all the presents are ready for delivery but Uh Oh!... What a catastrophe!... Something has happened to the map needed to guide the sleigh...
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Gala Theatre - The Empty Nester's ClubIf your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted! Featuring a host...
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Monday, 19th December 2016 - Monday, 19th December 2016

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Tuesday, 24th January 2017 - Saturday, 28th January 2017

Gala Theatre - Spamalot Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a thoroughly silly retelling of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.  Featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, killer rabbits and cows, not to mention some particularly noisy coconut shells,...
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Friday, 13th January 2017 - Friday, 13th January 2017

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Tuesday, 31st January 2017 - Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Gala Theatre - Durham Vocal Festival The Northen Lights are a mixed a cappella group made up of Durham University students from a wide variety of subjects and backgrounds. Performing a cappela takes on RnB, indie and dance hits to name but a few. Starts 7:30pm
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The Gala Theatre: The Wizard Of OzAdapted from the screenplay by John Kane with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Durham High School for Girls return to the Gala Theatre stage with the musical favourite A Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion on their perilous journey to seek their...
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Friday, 3rd February 2017 - Friday, 3rd February 2017

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The Gala Theatre: Susan CalmanIt's Susan's tenth year in comedy and she's back with a brand new show. She's ready to recreate a storm, set the record straight and give it to the man (whoever he is). Incidentally, she would also like to be Batman. Ninety minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you're over 16, like what she...
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